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About Libman Education

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.
Documentation and Coding of Right and Left Heart Failure

Documentation and Coding of Right and Left Heart Failure

by Dr. Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS Q: A patient was admitted for acute paroxysmal atrial fibrillation as principal diagnosis and what was initially thought to be acute on chronic combined systolic and diastolic heart failure, later determined to be right-sided heart failure and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with advanced interstitial lung disease (ILD) and […]

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Inpatient Rehab Coding Challenges: IRF-PAI vs. UB-04 Coding

Inpatient Rehab Coding Challenges: IRF-PAI vs. UB-04 Coding

by Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP While freestanding rehabilitation hospitals have a dedicated rehabilitation coder, the coding for rehab units within an acute hospital is done by coders that may not be familiar with IRF-PPS coding guidelines. Many HIM professionals that code for the rehab units are not familiar with how IRFs are reimbursed and may […]

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Documentation and Coding of Pancytopenia

Documentation and Coding of Pancytopenia

by Dr. Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS Pancytopenia is a simultaneous deficiency of three blood cell lineages: red blood cells, platelets, and neutrophils. Its clinical significance is the triple impact of anemia (decreased tissue oxygen supply), thrombocytopenia (bleeding), and neutropenia (susceptibility to infection). Confusion arises because the literature sometimes defines pancytopenia as low counts of […]

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Documentation and Coding of Reperfusion Ectopy

Documentation and Coding of Reperfusion Ectopy

by Dr. Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS Q: Can you provide guidance on whether to include reperfusion ectopy (VT) with or without specific treatment when a patient is s/p valve replacement procedure or other cardiac procedure? A: Thanks for this very interesting question. Reperfusion injury is characterized by myocardial, vascular, or electrophysiological dysfunction induced by […]

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Libman Education now offers Pinson & Tang’s Newest Product: CDI Pocket Guide – Online

Libman Education now offers Pinson & Tang’s Newest Product: CDI Pocket Guide – Online

Always fully up-to-date and reliable guidance for clinical documentation integrity and coding BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – August 6, 2020 – Libman Education is pleased to announce the availability of the new CDI Pocket Guide – Online which provides instant access to definitions, clinical criteria, terms to use or to avoid, and other critical information on the […]

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Libman Education Announces Adoption of the Merck Manual as an Online Resource to Supplement Training

Libman Education Announces Adoption of the Merck Manual as an Online Resource to Supplement Training

Two of the Most Trusted Names in Reliable Medical Information Link Resources BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – August 6, 2020 – Libman Education announces an agreement with Merck & Co. to provide detailed reference material from the Merck Manual Professional Version for inclusion in Libman Education online training courses. The comprehensive reference materials started to appear in […]

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Libman Education Announces Re-release of Lynn Kuehn’s Essential First Step to ICD-10-PCS Success: Root Operation Decision Making

Now Available for Educators/Auditors BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 8, 2020 – HIM professionals who have benefited from ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn’s dynamic approach to teaching know that it is more than just delivering proprietary content: it is about making complex ideas understandable and guiding learners to higher-order thinking. The re-release of Kuehn’s ICD-10-PCS: Root […]

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Core Coding Skills for the Hospital Coder

New Training Curriculum from Libman Education Provides the Essential Training Necessary for an Entry-Level Hospital Coder BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 2, 2020 – Libman Education announces the release of a new curriculum of coder training designed to provide the essential workforce skills necessary for an entry-level hospital coder. Core Coding Skills for the Hospital Coder […]

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Libman Education Releases Results of Annual 2020 HIM Professional Census

As HIM professionals plan for their future, education and training are critical to their continued success BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – June 4, 2020 – Libman Education announced the release of the annual 2020 HIM Professional Census. Over 1400 individuals responded to the online survey which captures the opinions and insights of a diverse group of Health […]

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My Path into the World of Health Information Management

My Path into the World of Health Information Management

by Andrew Rosse, BS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management, 2020, Weber State University My background is not in healthcare. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh with the intent of going to graduate school and earning my PhD. After a short venture in academic research, I realized […]

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Coronavirus: Clinical Documentation Improvement and Coding Considerations

Coronavirus: Clinical Documentation Improvement and Coding Considerations

by Richard Pinson, MD, FACP, CCS and Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the collective term for all respiratory infections caused by SARS-CoV-2. Initial symptoms are much like almost any significant respiratory infection such as fever and/or respiratory-like symptoms like cough, sneezing, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. In more […]

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From Our Mailbag:  How are you handling the impact of COVID-19? What are Your Biggest Concerns?

From Our Mailbag: How are you handling the impact of COVID-19? What are Your Biggest Concerns?

HIM professionals from across the country and internationally have shared with us their concerns regarding the impact of the COVID-19 virus. There is still time to share your thoughts. Please tell us how you have been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.  TAKE SURVEY We sent all coders, CDI and UR staff to work from […]

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